Travel Blogs from Vancouver
Tom and I met Mac at the Clark shooting range around 7:30 am Saturday. Tom was anxious to practice before the competition. He was excited that Mac asked him to compete, but nervous at the same time. It was the ranges 50 anniversary and they had several activities planned for the day. The range is very nice and I believe Mac had a lot to do with the …
All the vehicles were off the ship by 9AM Friday. We immediately headed out of Bellingham, WA to Don and Erin McClelland's home. The weather was sunny and about 60 degrees. Refreshing!
What a difference the ride was from Bellingham to Vancouver/Portland area from the drive in Canada and Alaska. The traffic definitely increased! Lots more …
... if we could use one of their fire pits for a couple of hours, I think the old couple running the site thought we were crazy English people but agreed to our request, thank goodness. We dined well and headed to Vancouver for the night. Not Canada but Washington US, bet you didn't know there were two, neither did we!
Miles Driven: 211
Weather: Clear and sunny 78F
Road Kill observed: Elk calf and a porcupine!
... forecast. I've been watching the trends for the last couple of weeks using weather.com
... the occasion of his last birthday, his eightieth.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Heathman Lodge Vancouver
My family just spend a night at the Healthman Lodge and came away very disappointed by its level of service. First, we drove six hours through a heavy rain storm with a one year old and arrived at the Heathman at 12:45pm on a Saturday afternoon. We were told that it was impossible to check in early as there wasn't a clean room available and that we should go to the mall. (I find it hard to believe that they had a full house the night before). We also found it impossible to find hotel parking on a Saturday night as they had a huge corporate event going on at the Lodge.
Nicest place to stay in Vancouver!
This is my hometown so I rarely need accomodations here but a special event gave me reason to spend the night at the Heathman Lodge. This is a beautiful hotel near the Westfield Mall. It's location isn't romantic but the building and grounds are really lovely. It feels like a lodge with lots of wood, a northwest feel and native american accents. The restaurant is fantastic. I was too busy to get down to the pool but I hear it's nice. My room was an above average hotel room. Nothing out of the ordinary but very nice. If I have to put up relatives, this is where I send them. Truly the nicest place to stay in Vancouver (maybe until the new Hilton opens!)
I love the Heathman
The Heathman Lodge is a comfortable hotel and the amenities are tops. The Lodge is located conveniently to other attractions. I have stayed here many times and it keeps getting better.
Our family of 4 stayed at the Heathman Lodge twice - about 5 years apart - and during our latest stay, the facilities inside and out look none the worse for wear - everything was as nice and clean as the first time we stayed there. Parking is ample, staff is competent and friendly. The free computer access is invaluable - especially being able to check-in for e-ticketed flights, check on work e-mail, etc. The bathroom is big, there's a microwave and coffee maker in the room, temperature control was very good, manuevering around the halls to the elevators and then downstairs was easy. The beds now have that body-forming foam mattresses which are very comfortable and quite warm. The pool and gym were wonderful. The restaurant is tempting, but since there are so many good restaurants nearby that are not available in our hometown, we chose to eat out. The surrounding neighborhood is great for taking an early morning walk, there are a few malls, and Portland is just a hop-skip-and-a-jump away. The directions to/from the airport given on the hotel's website are great. During our latest stay in Oregon, we also spent two nights in a 4-star hotel in downtown Portland, but the parking was nonexistent, the surrounding blocks in the shopping area were scary at night, and we vowed to always stay out in Vancouver whenever we come to Portland - the price is great and the atmosphere exactly what we'd expect from the Pacific Northwest!
Our family stayed at the Heathman Lodge August 4, 2004 and were thrilled at the beautiful, log cabin/mountain lodge look of the hotel, both inside and out. I was able to get it through Expedia for $91 and thought it was a great deal, considering I had to pay the same for a gross little chain hotel the following day.
A great get away. He stayed here over the 4th of July and we found the staff to be outstanding. We absolutely enjoyed our stay and the location was great.
If you must stay in Vancouver, the Heathman is mervelous consolation.
The hotel is lovely, the service is excellent, the meeting facilities are professional and comfortable, and the dining (both restaurant and catering) are above average. The rooms are comfortable and nicely appointed. The pool and gym facilities are well-maintained and convenient.
This is a nice hotel for the Vancouver area, which is sort of blue-collar and a poor step-child for Portland across the river.
The Heathman Lodge is first class all the way! We were very pleased with the friendly staff, cleanliness, appearance and overall stay.
The staff will go out of there way to help. We spent a week there and it wasn't long enough.
First Class all the way!
This place is first class in everything! The rooms are large, well designed and comfortable. The restaurant is truly top-of-the-line... but the best of all is the service - you are treated like royalty. I highly recommend the Heathman.